Yidhra

Yidhra is a fertility goddess that is worshiped by the citizens of Hafnirr Village. According to them, it is their worship of her that ensures that the village possesses such healthy livestock and abundant crops. None remember when exactly the village began worshiping her, though some suggest that the village was formed by a group of her worshipers.

There is a sermon conducted every five days by the head priest of Hafnirr. During it, he urges listeners to follow the tenets set by Yidhra, and conducts prayers for safety and good harvests. In addition to this, there are 4 festivals held in Yidhra’s honor.

The first festival takes place during the 3rd week of Duast. Lasting an entire week, it involves each worshiper giving up a sacrifice of some kind and praying for a good year. Prayers for healthy children and fast growth of crops are common.

The second festival takes place during the 3rd week of Keturi. Lasting an entire week, it involves great celebration and feasting. As many of the farms have harvested an abundance of crops, families invite people inside for massive dinners, even complete strangers. Prayers and offerings to Yidhra during this time often occur, but they are not necessary.

The third festival takes place during the 3rd week of Sesil. Lasting an entire week, it involves dancing and other revelry in the streets. The women of the town typically dress as Yidhra, and choose men to mate with, sometimes for pleasure, but more often for reproduction. This festival draws many men from other villages and cities, some curious about what they’ve heard, some hoping to be chosen by one of the village’s women.

The fourth festival takes place during the 3rd week of Astuon. Lasting an entire week, it involves the citizens of the village generously giving their food to those in need, while praying for winter to end soon.

Yidhra is said to have long jet black hair that reaches the ground. She is always depicted as a beautiful elf or human woman with porcelain white skin and lips the color of the crimson orchids that grow only in Hafnirr Village. Most depictions have her in a flowing dress the same color as her lips.

Yidhra

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